New attractions keep old guests returning to theme parks year after year. Well, get your tight pants on, y’all! It’s time to join Hashtag the Panda & the Ragtime Gals for the “Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon.” It just opened at Universal Orlando Resort.
Opened: Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon
I remember watching Jimmy Carson with my parents when I was a kid. I made it through the Jay Leno years (yawn). And even had an “Aww, man, really?” moment when it appeared that Conan O’Brien would only host for a year.
That aww man turned into AWWWW YEAAAAHHH real quick when Jimmy Fallon took over at “The Tonight Show.”
I’m a fan. A big one.
Needless to say, I’m excited that the “Race through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon” attaction is finally up and running at Universal Orlando. And I can’t wait for my next trip (the end of this month, squee!). Why yes, I did just get back. But when work tells you to go to Universal Orlando, you don’t ask questions. You just GO.
The all-new ride takes guests on an action-packed race through the Big Apple against Jimmy Fallon himself, and completely immerses them in the world of America’s favorite talk show – “The Tonight Show.”
Jimmy Fallon kicked off the opening day celebration with a New York-style ticker tape parade in Universal Studios Florida that featured tons of confetti, a custom float and beloved Universal Orlando characters.
But the coolest part of this attraction is the line. Or rather, lack of a line.
Virtual Wait Time
Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon is the first ride at Universal Studios Florida to feature an all-new Virtual Line experience – allowing guests to enjoy other areas of the park while they “virtually” wait for their time to enter the attraction.
Once inside, you’ll find favorites like Hashtag the Panda and the Ragtime Gals providing entertainment during your wait. A ride AND a show: that’s what I call a twofer!
This is a motion simulator ride appropriate for children 40″ or taller. Be sure to check out these 8 great reasons Universal Orlando is perfect for kids, too!
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